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Researcher Training Programme

Postgraduate study is demanding. To succeed, you need a clear understanding of your discipline and how you’d like to contribute to it. You’ll require research skills, particularly research method skills, and a wider range of personal transferable skills. That’s why our Researcher Development Programme is designed to get you off to a good start and will continue to support you throughout your studies.

The programme provides training intended to complement the discipline-specific training offered by the Business School. The skills you’ll acquire will not only help your research at Durham, but also enhance your employability.

The Programme is made up of a series of courses, online study and developmental opportunities throughout the year. You’ll begin with a thorough online needs assessment, with the support of your supervisor, to allow you to plan your training activities. This is reviewed as you progress through your studies to ensure you are being offered the best development opportunities to enhance your career.

Workshops and courses cover:

  • Research skills and techniques
  • The research environment
  • Research management
  • Personal effectiveness
  • Networking and teamworking
  • Career management

For further details about the Programme, please contact the Researcher Development Team

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Research Seminars